"Forced to flee India in 1959, Gehlek Rimpoche later gave up monastic life to better serve the lay community of Tibetan Buddhist practitioners. He edited and printed over 170 volumes of rare Tibetan manuscripts that would have otherwise been lost to humanity. In the late 1970’s, Rimpoche was directed by his teachers, the Senior and Junior Tutors to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Kyabje Ling Rimpoche and Kyabje Trijang Rimpoche, to teach Western students. Since that time he has taught Buddhist practitioners throughout the world." 
- "Gehlek Rinpoche", (Biographical Note), Undated, Accessed May 2007.